When all else is gloom, go birdwatching. I know I did and the Tufted duck is a little beauty, even if it is a little bewildered to be where it is.https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/15/australias-first-tufted-duck-sighting-creates-a-mega-twitch-at-sewage-pond#img-1
If you are looking for a sensible commentator on energy policy in general and renewable energy in particular, look no further than UTS researcher Nicky Ison. She has strategy and detail nailed.https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/14/australia-could-hit-100-renewables-much-sooner-than-most-people-think
Hey everyone, it’s Skeptics Day though I do think that we need Skeptics Year or perhaps everyone having a Skeptics’s Lifetime. Cow horn manure, pyramid energy and psychic healing are all too common while healthy skepticism is becoming all too rare.
The hard-bitten laconic farmer triumphing over all that nature throws at him (but hardly her) might be the myth, but ‘Cultivating a nation’ sets how we’ve been slipped a mickey, been sold a pup and been taken for a ride.
Oliver Yates, ex CEO of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, is an active member of the Liberal Party. He has been scathing of LNP policy regarding climate change. In this article he again flays them and particularly the Queen of the Dark Arts, Peta Credlin, for standing in the way on progress. He is genuinely liberal and he can turn a phrase – have a look.